Fashion

tattoo of the week: emilia’s fave tat symbolizes her inner beauty

September 10, 2012

With 26 tattoos, Emilia is a dedicated tattoo enthusiast and admitted addict… But don’t think this beautiful 18 year old student from NJ is just following trends and getting tattoos for the hell of it. She declares that there is a special meaning behind each one. Emilia proves that she is insightful, with her favorite piece symbolizing the importance of inner beauty. This is a positive message for any young woman to remember. To submit your tattoos for Tattoo Of The Week, send pictures + answers to the questionnaire below to mika@afropunk.com.

By Mika Kenyah / Sugar & Spikes

-Name? Emilia
-Age? 18
-City? Newark, NJ
-Occupation? Student
-How many tattoos do you have? 26
-Which one is your favorite? The geisha zombie on my right inner arm
-When and where did you get it? I got it done about a couple months ago at my friend’s house.
-What does it mean to you? The geisha’s face is disintegrating and her body has rotted. It means that no matter what, it’s inner beauty that counts!
-How old were you when you got your first tattoo? really? 15
-Why should we feature your tattoo? They aren’t of the norm, and not just tattoos done because it’s what everyone else its getting; they actually have meaning.
-Do you have a particular tattoo artist you go to? If yes, where is he/she located? Website? No, I love different artists imprinting their unique technique of art on my body.
-Have you ever received a tattoo under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Yes, the only time was when I got the one on my thigh.
-Do you regret any tattoos you have? No and I never will because i always think about the meaning behind the tattoos I get.
-Are you a tattoo addict? Yes

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